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Single engine TH-119 helicopter obtains FAA IFR certification

TH-119 became the first and only IFR certified single engine helicopter in decades, congratulations! Now pilots to operate the aircraft safely in low visibility and challenging weather conditions, thanks to advanced avionics by Genesys Aerosystems and redundant helicopter flight systems.  Based on the successful AW119, the TH-119 is Leonardo’s bid to replace the U.S. Navy&r...

Russian Helicopters to start additive manufacturing of parts in 2020

  In 2019, Russian Helicopters Holding Company is planning to re-engineer approximately 30 different helicopter parts to be manufactured using 3D printing technology and integrate them to serial production starting from 2020. "This year we are finishing the re-engineering of around 30 different parts and details that will be manufactured using additive technologies. These parts are...

The acquisition of Aersud Elicotteri helps strengthen Airbus Helicopters local footprint

One more step to help strengthen Airbus Helicopters local footprint in Italy has been made - the acquisition of its distributor and 50-year partner Aersud Elicotteri. The company will now fully integrate Airbus Helicopters’ global network of customer centers.  Headquartered in the North of Italy, near the city of Verona, Aersud has played a key role...

Mi-38 successfully passed testing in extreme conditions

Extreme conditions for helicopter? No problems -Mi-38 successfully passed testing in extreme conditions! Specialists of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant finished a series of Mi-38 flights conducted under the instrument flight rules (IFR), as well as in conditions of extremely high temperature and high altitude. Test results were delivered to the Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsiya&nbs...

Ready to fly - H145 high altitude flight campaign

The prototype of the five-bladed H145, which Airbus Helicopters unveiled at Heli-Expo in Atlanta last March, has just arrived in Chile where the aircraft will start a high altitude flight campaign. EASA certification is expected in early 2020, with deliveries following later that year. The new H145 is ready to take on the Andes, with altitudes up to 20,000 feet above sea level, after having alr...

1st European Helicopter Day

If we talk about aviation, how many of you will immediately think about helicopters? I guess that would be the second thought. In fact, helicopters are used in so many every day missions, we are just too used to have the priviledge of that to think how important this job is. So when I saw the information about 1st European Helicopter Day, of course I needed to find out much more in order to s...

Airbus Innovation Award goes to Cobham

An award, an Airbus Innovation Award, that's prestigious, that's important and hard to get. So congratulations to Cobham, who received it following successful integration of multiple antenna functions into helicopter fuselage composite. It is official! Cobham Aerospace Communications Dourdan has been awarded a prestigious prize for innovation, by global leading rotary wing man...

Extended aftersales helicopter support for military and governmental fleets

Airbus Helicopters and Thai Aviation Industries have declared extended aftersales helicopter support for military and governmental fleets. Under this agreement, TAI will continue to be Airbus’ approved provider of HCare support and services for Thailand’s military and government helicopter fleets. HCare services already available to local operators will now include continu...

Russian Helicopters to certify Mi-171A2 in Peru

Experts of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company and United Engine Corporation (part of Rostec State Corporation) held a business meeting with representatives of the General Directorate for Civil Aviation (DGCAP) of Peru. The sides agreed on the procedure for validation of Mi-171A2 helicopter and VK-2500PS-03 engine. Peruvian aviation authorities plan to complete the helicopt...

Higher and faster - Kopter’s SH09 third prototype flies in Sicily

P3 reaching an overall 100 flight test hours? Yes, with 34 flights in Sicily!  Flight envelope has been opened beyond 10,000 feet and at an airspeed of 135 knots. In March 2019, Kopter transferred its third prototype (P3) together with a team composed of 20 flight test engineers, pilots and mechanics to Sicily to set up an additional flight test base in Pozzallo. Pozzallo provides...

China ACH160 launch customer - Shenzhen Eastern General Aviation Company

It's official - Shenzhen Eastern General Aviation Company has signed an agreement for one ACH160, becoming the launch customer for the VIP version of this medium helicopter in China. The aircraft will be used to perform mainly private and business aviation (PBA) missions around the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area of China, which is home to approximately 70 million peopl...

Modernized Ansat concept presented at Paris Air Show 2019

Russian Helicopters presented a concept of the modernized light Ansat helicopter at the International Paris Air Show 2019. The helicopter with new design solutions and options which will be introduced into serial production in the coming years. Main update - a "glass cabin" – new avionics which ensure flights in accordance with instrument flight r...